LIGHTS! CAMERA! AUCTION! A fundraising bash for Film Biz Recycling – November 9 at The Bell House in Gowanus, BK
Lights! Camera! Auction! is the annual fundraiser for non-profit Film Biz Recycling (FBR), which prevents pollution, creates jobs and aids our community by diverting set materials to local charities, shelters and arts organizations, and operating a prop shop and creative reuse center in Gowanus, Brooklyn.
The event is a live and silent auction of quirky and hilarious prop collections curated by local celebrities, followed by live music and dancing. The auction items are from FBR’s extensive collection of recovered props from NYCs film, television, and other performances and productions. All proceeds benefit FBR’s public services.
The Bell House, 149 7th Street (2nd/3rd Avenues), Gowanus, Brooklyn 11215
$40 general admission / $250 VIP / $1000 Corporate rock star (tax deductible)
7pm – auction viewing; 8pm – live auction of Star Curator’s Collections; 9pm – The Allen Oldies Band.
Curators and auction items:
Morgan Spurlock (Dicumentarian)
Kurt Braunohler (Comedian)
Jessi Arrington (Designer)
John DiResta (Dirty Money star)
Buffi Jashanmal (Project Runway Fame)
Rena D’Angelo (Won an Emmy for decorating Mad Men)
The Morgan Spurlock collection includes: a Le Corbusier-esqe Chaise Lounge, faux Peking Duck and bong/gas mask John DiResta and Buffi Jashanaml both created custom pieces from recovered and reclaimed material. Other collection include sign Brett Farve jersey, John Derian plates, Johnathan Adler pottery, a rare French short-wave radio from WWII and a mystery box that is really naughty and not safe for work.
Hosted by Dale Seever – entertainer, chubbier Elvis Costello, vaguely Canadian. Music by The Allen Oldies band, from Houston, Texas. “A refreshingly irony-free covers combo that embodies all that isor at least used to beunhinged and transcendent about rock.” – TimeOut. Full review: http://www.timeout.com/newyork/music/the-allen-oldies-band
Sponsors and specials:
General Motors is providing a hybrid shuttle to subways and Hotel Le Bleu after the party. Specials: $1 Brooklyn Brewery Suds; $2 Tacos from Oaxaca; $2 Sliders from Root Hill Burger.